Day 9 – Walking the Beaches
Scott Moore, Northeast High School, Tennessee
It was really fascinating to actually walk the beaches, but at the same time it was very humbling. We got to the beach at high tide, and we were at the Dog Green Sector. We got to see a German bunker, and then we were off. We went down the beach a couple of miles to the Easy Red sector, and got to meet with a local historian, who was the owner of the Big Red One Museum. He brought with him some very cool artifacts, and it was interesting to listen to what he had to say. We then traveled to his museum, and got to check that out.
Next up was lunch, and we went to a fantastic spot that was really pretty, and we got to picnic there! The lunch was great, and we got to see some of the remnants of some of the mulberries.
After lunch we went to Pointe du Hoc, and we got a very hands on experience here. We got to climb all in and around actual craters and bunkers. There were many different places to explore, and there was also a really great view from the top.
From here we traveled home and we had an optional visit to the Bayeux Tapestry, which was a great choice in my opinion! It was well worth it, and it is actually quite hilarious at some points!